HC Deb 13 February 1985 vol 73 c218W
Mr. Meadowcroft

asked the Secretary of State for Social Services (1) why he does not collect information on information and statistics known to be collected by regional health authorities;

(2) whether he will list in the Official Report the statistics and information he requires regional health authorities to collect but which are not made available centrally.

Mr. John Patten

[pursuant to his reply, 6 February 1985, c. 610–11]: We see no purpose in collecting information about information we do not expect to use.